Forensic fire scene investigation is a specialist branch of forensic science services and involves examiners determining where, when and how a fire started by examining the scene of a fire, reviewing the physical evidence and taking into account background information from witnesses and emergency service personnel.
Analytical chemistry is often used to forensically examine samples from a fire scene for the presence of flammable liquids (accelerants), that may have been deliberately applied to start a fire, indicating the cause of a fire as arson. Fire Investigators may also consider it necessary to conduct detailed examinations of equipment such as heating or electrical appliances that may have caused the fire.
Within the fire scene investigation service we provide:
- Fire Scene attendance
- Evaluation of documentary, photographic and video evidence
- Case reviews
- Forensic Fire Investigation advice and training
Fire Scene Brochure PDF ⇓